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With lots of hot dogs out there, it should be easy to choose a relatively healthy one, right?
If you aren't sure whether your dog's fit to run, check with your veterinarian. "A vet can let you know if there are any red flags, and can provide advice about what's safe and healthy for your individual dog in your individual surroundings," says Aramburu. Even if you're certain your pup will be fine, give your vet a heads up. The doc may recommend dietary adjustments to go along with the uptick in exercise, for example.
"A sedentary person can't just jump off the couch one day and run 5 miles, and neither can a sedentary dog," says Aramburu. "Too much too soon increases your dog's risk of injury, just as it would a human's." Find a that will let you and your pooch progress at a safe, healthy pace. Many of these plans combine intervals of walking and jogging, so there's plenty of time for active recovery and catching your breath. RELATED:
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The Canine Health Information Center, also known as CHIC, is a centralized canine health database sponsored by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). CHIC, working with participating parent clubs, provides a resource for breeders and owners of purebred dogs to research and maintain information on the health issues prevalent in specific breeds by establishing a recommended protocol for breed specific health screening and recognizing dogs tested in accordance with that protocolNew York State law requires that all dog owners license their dogs, and the New York City Health Code requires that dog owners attach the license tag to their dog's collars while in public. Dog owners may be fined for violation of these laws. If your dog has DNA banked in the CHIC DNA Repository and has had any significant health status changes since filling out the original phenotypic health survey, please remember to email the OFA with updates. Include the dog’s name/number, as well as any updated diagnosis. As the number of researchers interested in this resource continues to increase, it is important to keep the health histories up to date, as that is typically the primary selection criteria for supplying samples to a given research proposal. Email updates to: . Thank You!Pursuant to Health Code § 161.09, all trained guard dogs must be licensed and registered with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and wear a guard dog tag at all times. The fee to register a trained guard dog is $10.00. In addition, guard dogs must have a microchip implanted as a permanent form of identification. Owners must supply the identification number to the Health Department.